Transmisson Problem on 2005 Ford Taurus

my car will not move. when I put it in gear it just won't go. Never have had this problem Checked the fluid it is overfilled, but no fluid as been added.try to drain the overfill. Tough right now trying to syphone with hose. Also wondering if it could the pump. and were is the pump and is it a difficut job.Is there a plug or do you have remove the pan? HELP!

by in West Springfield, MA on January 31, 2010
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ANSWER by on January 31, 2010
Don't worry about the fluid level unless it is too low, which it doesn't appear to be. These transmissions are electronically controlled, so there are so many possibilities as to what may be wrong. I strongly suggest you get this towed to a good Ford or transmission shop and have them perform a diagnostic on the transmission. Make sure they check all the technical service bulletins from Ford to see if there are any related to this problem, and see if the transmission control module has the latest software in it.
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ANSWER by on April 06, 2010
Stripped torque converter splines. Happened to me. Cost me $1100.00 to have it replaced... and that was with a rebuilt converter. Be wary, dealers will tell you the transmission is gone... not so... $2500+ thru the dealer. Find a reputable transmission shop. This is a very common problem with the 2000 & up models. Something Ford should have recalled but didn't.
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